Convenience Store Clerk Grabs Baby Before Mother Collapses From Seizure
A quick-thinking gas station clerk is being hailed a hero for scooping up a baby whose mom was suffering a seizure.
Surveillance footage shows Rebecca Montano jumping into action to grab the youngster before her mother collapsed to the ground at the Alta convenience store in Arvada, Colorado on Sunday.
Speaking to InsideEdition.com, Montano recalled ringing up the mother's soda and trying to entertain the baby, who was a few months old.
"I wanted to make the baby smile because I love babies, I am a mom and grandma," she said. "I look at the mom and she has a blank stare and something in me said something wasn’t right."
So she instinctively reached out for the child.
"She started to sway so I grabbed the baby’s arms," she said. "[The mother] was lost in space. I said, 'I gotta take this baby' and took the baby out of her arms. When I did that she started to fall."
As the footage shows, another customer ran to help and they called 911. The dispatcher told Montano how to attend to the woman before paramedics could arrive.
On Wednesday, the two women were reunited.
"She came back yesterday afternoon... to tell me thank you for saving her baby," she said.
The woman, who is in her early 20s, told Montano that she's suffered seizures since she was little.
"It was scary, it upset me terribly," she said of the experience, denying she had done anything heroic. "Every time I watch the clip I shake because I don’t like it. It brings tears to my eyes.
"Now I feel better because I know the girl is OK."